by Ashley Lister
The Minute Poem is a form that follows an 8, 4, 4, 4 syllable count
structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that are exactly the same: 8, 4, 4, 4; 8, 4, 4, 4; 8, 4 , 4, 4 syllables.
A traditional Minute Poem has 12 lines in total. It is written in a
strict iambic meter. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff.
In this traditional example I’ve included both the rhyme scheme (aabb,
ccdd, eeff) and the syllable count (8,4,4,4 for each stanza).
You come to me in saucy mood
You’re feeling rude
You want my dick
You want it quick
At first we cuddle, then we kiss
It feels like bliss
Our passions soar
We both want more
It’s all over too fast for you
What can I do?
Speed’s in my plan:
the minute man
Alternatively, there’s also a non-traditional minute poem. This adaptation
doesn’t have to rhyme but it should follow the established syllable count.
Our naked bodies give shared warmth
and so much more
We’ve been together for so long
It feels just like
but I want more
As long as our shared pleasures please
I’ll always try
to be with you
and give you more
As always, I look forward to seeing your poems in the comments box